Santa Clarita, California

The CA Regulatory Manager manages the regulatory compliance programs for all stores and one distribution center (“DC”) located in California including but not limited to: Hazardous Waste Program, CERS Audits and Action Plans, Regulatory Compliance Signing, and Program Execution. Works collaboratively with internal and external business partners, serves as the subject matter expert on all California regulatory compliance programs, and coordinates regional training and auditing efforts.

1. Trains DC and field leadership teams on all compliance and regulatory obligations (Hazardous Materials, Weights & Measures, OTC expiration, CARB, Organic Waste reduction, CERS, Workers Compensation, Prop 65, etc.)

2. Stays abreast of ongoing developments related to changing guidelines and regulations and collaborates with cross functional business partners to add or amend regulatory programs to ensure compliance.

3. Monitors, audits, and ensures store and DC compliance to current regulatory programs. Addresses and resolves noncompliance with urgency.

4. Serves as the first point of contact during agency audits and regulatory visits, and acts as liaison and conduit of information between the company, store/DC, and agency.

5. Works collaboratively with cross functional business partners to draft action plans to address performance deficiencies, and audits compliance issues.

6. Analyzes and reports audit compliance results; partners with Store Operations leadership and Legal Department on results, action plans, and support needs.

7. Develops trend reports to identify opportunities and works collaboratively with stakeholders to develop training or other programs to increase compliance and develop greater consistency.

8. Regularly monitors, audits, and reports on safety program consistency, including periodic DC and store audits, review of Workers Compensation and General Liability reporting.

9. Provides occasional on-the-ground support for product safety/compliance investigations.


1. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.

2. Minimum two years of experience in a regulatory compliance related role required. Prior retail experience preferred.

3. Strong experience and knowledge of safety regulations (i.e. OSHA) and environmental regulations covering air, wastewater, storm water, solid and hazardous waste regulations, and REHS certification preferred.

4. Excellent communication, analysis, and problem solving skills required.

5. Strong computer skills including proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required.

6. Excellent organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills required.

7. Strong leadership skills required; prior experience managing people preferred.

8. Able to travel to our 150+ California stores on a regular basis. Able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate travel as required, including occasional coverage beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays.

9. This position can be located in either the Southern California or Northern California regional offices.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.



Santa Clarita, California

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